The Bearwood Food Festival is coming back in September, with a special emphasis on traditional Black Country snap!
After the resounding success of last year’s Bearwood Food Festival, organisers are planning another event on an even bigger scale, and they’re on the lookout for local delicacies and traditional Black Country fare.
Jo Capper, founder member of Bearwood Pantry, hosts of the event, says: “This festival is going to be even bigger and better than the last. The first one was us testing the water and people came in droves with many stalls selling out by lunchtime. This time, we’re expecting the big crowds and we’ll have a wider range of food and produce, food based talks and more community involvement.“
Once again, the Food Festival will be celebrating Bearwood’s diverse community and championing great quality, affordable food with a range of stalls offering cuisine from Asia, the Mediterranean and Eastern Europe. And this time the organisers are keen to show off the best the Black Country has to offer. “We’re especially looking for producers of traditional Black Country fare, like faggots, gray paes, leaf scratchings and grorty pudding” suggests Jo. “We’d love to hear from you if you’re still making these traditional foods. We’re proud of the Black Country’s heritage and we’d love to support local producers at this event.“
The Food Festival will take place in and around Bearwood Road and Bearwood Baptist Church Hall, in Rawlings Road from 11.00am until 4.00pm on Saturday 19th September.